Monthly Archives: October 2014

Remembering Seoul

Isa sa pinaka masaya at memorable na competitions na sinalihan ko – ang 1988 Seoul Olympics.   Dahil ito ang pinaka peak ko.  Dito ko na set ang Philippine National Record nung semi-finals ng steeplechase na 8:35.09. Sa Olympic Village kami … Continue reading

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RIP Mbulaeni Mulaudzi

A half miler world champion from South Africa met an untimely death last October 25. Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, South Africa’s most successful 800m athlete of all time, succumbed to injuries sustained in a car crash near Johannesburg. Mulaudzi, who was only … Continue reading

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Where to go?

Barely three months into his post, PATAFA president Phillip Ella Juico watched helplessly at the stands as the Philippine Athletics contingent failed to win a single medal in the recent Incheon Asian Games. But this disappointing performance is not attributable … Continue reading

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PH at Asiad: An Athletics assessment – Part 3 of 3

6. Eric Shauwn Cray   Eric was the brightest among the Athletics Team at Incheon.  He set a new National Mark for the 400m hurdles with a scintillating 50.0s performance in his heat.  During the early stages of the Games, … Continue reading

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Rita Jeptoo rules Chicago, unbeaten in 4 marathons

Rita Jeptoo carried on a Kenyan women champion’s tradition of repeating as winners the following year. Rita Jeptoo defended her 2013 Chicago title by winning this years edition with a clocking of 2:24:35 yesterday, October 12.  She followed the footsteps … Continue reading

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Kipchoge wins Chicago Marathon, Bekele 4th

2003 5,000m World Champion Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya won the 2014 Chicago marathon with a 2:04:11 timing.  He led a 1-2-3 Kenyan finish but won a comfortable 17 second lead over Sammy Kitwara. Pre-race favorite Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia checked … Continue reading

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PH at Asiad: An Athletics assessment – Part 2 of 3

4. Christopher Ulboc Right after the starting gun fired off, a skinny figure in red vest quickly darted to the lead of the 3,000m steeplechase finals of the Asian Games. He quickly established a 10m lead over the rest.  Visibly … Continue reading

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PH at Asiad: An Athletics assessment – Part 1 of 3

The Philippine Athletics team failed to win a single medal at the recently concluded Asian Games.  This will effectively extend the country’s medal drought in athletics for another 4 years.  The last time the Philippines won an athletics medal in … Continue reading

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Asiad Athletics: China dominates

A total of 20 countries won at least one athletics medal at the 2014 Asian Games. China emerged the most dominant country by cornering 40 of the 141 contested medals or a 28% share, 15 of China’s 40 medals were … Continue reading

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Asian Games: Athletics Medal Tally as of Day 5

China increased its lead over 2nd place Qatar at the end of the 5th day of athletics at the Asian Games. The Chinese won two golds today courtesy of Shuijiao Wu who won the 100m hurdles (12.72s) and Javelin thrower … Continue reading

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